Boom Böhmerwald's Majesty | Explosion Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Explosion Brewing Company
Czech Republic

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TMoney2591 on 05-29-2012

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by metter98:
Photo of metter98
3.29/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is crystal clear deep golden yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high dense off white head that quickly died down, leaving a patch of bubbles in the center of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: Light aromas of sweet toffee and oak are present in the nose.
T: The overall taste is a bit sweet and has notes of toffee from the oak chip aging along with hints of bready malts, apples, and raisins. There's also an additional flavor that tastes slightly "off" and I suspect that this might be from the beet sugar.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't that difficult to drink compared to other beers in the style because it doesn't feel heavy on the palate and the alcohol is relatively well masked from the taste.

Note: 2011 Vintage

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.44/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOK: Clear pale amber color, thin receding lace

SMELL: Peppery alcohol, taffy, juicy fruit, earthy, grassy, floral, semi-clean

TASTE: Creamy, semi-smooth, malty, grainy, husk, grass, moderate hop bitterness, boozy, peppery, juicy, herbal, warming, slightly sweet finish

More of a pale doppelbock but, a bit rough around the edges as well. Balanced enough to want to keep on sipping it. Not half bad.

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Photo of BrewMaven
3.47/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I'm always a sucker for a never before seen beer..Especially when it's only $.99 for a 500ml bottle..Hey I'm a cheap bastard and times are tight!

Poured an ever so slightly hazy amber with the requisite quickly dropping head that ended as a partial cover..Lace receded as the beer level dropped.

The aroma has a sweetness to it. Not too much here regardless of my useless sniffer.

Taste reminds me a lot of the Euro Strong's I've been a fan of throughout the years...This one is malty, viscous and not too sweet. Mild carbonation.

A clean drinking (but strong!) lager that is just as easy on the wallet. A rare thing these days!

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Photo of LJWalker
2.39/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.19/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Boom! Bohmerwald’s Majesty has a thick, off-white head, a semi-clear, orange appearance, with lots of powdery, brown gritty substance suspended throughout, no bubble streams, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is sharp and overly sweet. One will pick up extra-sweet sugar, cellar-ed malts, turned fruit, old bread, and maybe just a touch of peppery rye. Taste is also very strong- beet sugar, beets, oak, some rye, old malt, a touch of hops, and lots of alcohol. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Bohmerwald’s Majesty finishes semi-dry, harsh, somewhat sip-able, and even drinkable (if one can stomach it). This is not good and should be avoided. But, it’s overall badness gives it a quaint quality.


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Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.7/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

The label describes this thing as a doppelbock that's brewed with rye malt and beet sugar, which is then oak-aged and blended. Okay. Right on. Let's do this: It pours a clear brass topped by a finger or so of white froth. Plenty o' bubbles float up from the base of the glass, sorta along the lines of sparkling apple juice (though not really to the same degree of activity). Certainly didn't see this coming... The nose comprises wheat, light rye crust, light black pepper, and a touch of flowers. The taste holds notes of mild rye bread, wheat, corn, slight booze, and the vaguest possible notion of oak (you know, just enough for you to know what it is, but not enough to say much else...something like that...). Things come across as muddled, bready, and boozy. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a somewhat oily feel. Overall, I'm not entirely sure what to make of this jumble of a beer. It's unlike any doppelbock I've ever tried in pretty much every way; it's a mess in all the wrong places; and it's unpleasant without being altogether bad. I've got nothing here...

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.62/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium amber with an ok initial head. Dissipates to nothing. No lace.

Some cherry and wood and deep sweet rich malt notes in the nose.

Missing a little depth of richness, but alcohol comes thru. Sweet rich malt, some cherry woodiness, some vanilla, and some decent balance from touches of bitterness throughout. But alcohol gets in the way here and makes this a bit of a chemical mess. The strength of flavor doesn't stand up well to it. Finishes with rich malt, booze and some slight bitterness.

Fuller bodied, but not as much as I want or expect.

I wanted to try this for a while. Wasn't sure what to expect. Not a bad attempt, but not competition for the big boys. Some flaws, but not enough to make you avoid this. Still worth a shot, although at $7+, a bit steep.

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Photo of BeerResearcher
3.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml brown bottle. 2011 on bottle neck label. No freshness date noticed.
Served in a SA Perfect Pint glass.
Pours a true golden color, less deep than a traditional dobbelbock. A thin snow-white head dissipates quickly leaving very little lacing.
The aroma is grainy and a bit boozy, with a little citrusy and dry leafy smells floating in behind.
The tastes are all over the place, and I suppose that was the point. Sweet malt, sweet honey and sweet sugary tastes are everywhere throughout the glass. Rye crackers soaked in a strong mint julep concoction comes to mind. There's a hint of just dosed beach fire in my breath, though not sure why it's there. A light taste of orange zest sneaks in. Do I detect mint? Not sure.
The mouthfeel is slick, almost oily.
Just a weird beer. Not totally bad. I want to like it...but...

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Photo of barczar
3.18/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

2011 that got lost in the cellar.

Pours a brilliant golden copper with a frothy khaki head that slowly dissipates, leaving no lacing.

Aroma is caramel malt, light toast, and a hint of fruity esters. Oak is subtle.

Flavor is on the sweet side, with notes of caramel and toffee dominating. The finish is lightly bitter and earthy. Oak is again subtle, and I'm not picking up on the beets or rye.

Body is a touch full, with moderate carbonation and alcohol warmth.

Fairly cloying, without much other than the malt character. Alcohol esters lend it a little bit of variety.

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Photo of a77cj7
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Boom Böhmerwald's Majesty from Explosion Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.11 out of 5 with 11 ratings
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